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Mary’s Well is found just below the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in modern-day Nazareth.
The well was positioned over an underground spring that served for centuries as a local watering hole for the Arab villagers.

The well was renovated twice, once in 1967 and once in 2000. The current structure is a symbolic representation of the structure that was once in use, and surrounds it a small garden.

"Mary's Well" or "Ain Maryam", as the locals call it, had been so named since "time immemorial" and that it provided as the city’s main water source for Nazareth Residents and Traverlers.

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Mary's Well Square Rank #14 of 29 | Type: Historic Sites
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"Not all that interesting "
19 April 2017
The city of Nazareth is a beautiful historic city with lots of meaning for the early church and Christian pilgrims. However there are parts of the Nazareth tour which are made to be a bigger deal...
"It all depends on how you look at it"
09 April 2017
Just from tourism perspective, this is one site to see. But if you have religion and faith in mind, then this place is one of the holiest places. It all depends on how you see it. I am not...
"What is this supposed to be?"
01 April 2017
I'm not sure what this attraction is even supposed to be. It was originally the location of the he towns public well, today I guess they only turn the water on at certain times because it was dry...
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Paulus HaShishi 133 Nazareth